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by Carlo
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3220
Views: 322731

Re: Show us your new knife!

I have decided, after about 4 years of looking, that life is too short and it’s ok to treat myself to $400 knives. Also, I think I finally know what I like and I’m done ****ing around. :lol: Left: new Toyama stainless 210 from JNS Right: old shape Mazaki 210 from Mark4pt0 I’ve never been so excited...
by Carlo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kurouchi Painted On?
Replies: 13
Views: 3905

Re: Kurouchi Painted On?

Nochop! wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:35 pm
Looked like dirty water to me.
I saw what you did there. You should be relieved of your empire!
by Carlo
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for home
Replies: 9
Views: 2455

Re: Workhorse for home

I like the Fujiwara FKM recommendation.
if you want to spend more than that, MACs take a beating -just soft enough- and are easy to bring back with a ceramic rod.
by Carlo
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Workhorse for friend
Replies: 20
Views: 5310

Re: Workhorse for friend

ALL DAY LONG. https://www.chefknivestogo.com/gibl2gy21.html You know, I thought so too! I even went snooping around, but... it's hard to get used to the notion of paying more for what COULD, at one-time, be had for less Wow! This got crazy expensive. I could swear it was more like $160 (and the bes...
by Carlo
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Takamura chromax vs R2
Replies: 10
Views: 3113

Re: Takamura chromax vs R2

My vote is for R2 but tbh I’ve never used the Chromax. I seriously doubt there is a wrong choice, so I’d let your wallet choose.
by Carlo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 19
Views: 7029

Re: WTS: Takeda Classic Medium Gyuto

That handle!
by Carlo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when you gift a knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: What happens when you gift a knife

enjay wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:21 am
Yiikes. How did it happen? Assuming the brand new blade didn't slip off an onion.
I’ll find out, was wondering the same thing.
by Carlo
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when you gift a knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: What happens when you gift a knife

Ourorboros wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:09 am
So I don't have to ask if it's sharp out of the box.
Unless you put your own edge on it first.
Nope! I was gonna ease the spine and choil but didn’t even do that.
by Carlo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when you gift a knife
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

What happens when you gift a knife

Just got this pic from my good friend. I gave her and her partner a Yahiko VG-10 gyuto (the rebranded Tojiro) as a housewarming gift.
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Good thing I didn’t give them the Takamura R2 I was holding on to... :?
by Carlo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Konosuke Giveaway
Replies: 46
Views: 10565

Re: Konosuke Giveaway

I like the idea of something to benefit a charity.

I can’t suggest the best way to do it. This kind of organization is beyond me.

*takes charge of ordering lunch at work once every 2 years and swears he’ll never do it again
by Carlo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work

Bump.

Open to consider any shorter yo-handled gyuto or taller petty but really looking hard at the Tanaka yo-handled 180mm VG-10 gyuto

...if anyone has one that’s not getting used please lmk.

Another one would be a yo handled TF, fit-n-finish be damned.
by Carlo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: Determine Ceramic Stone Grit?

It’s hard to know what you’re looking for aside from a burr. Are you just trying to refresh an edge?

Dependent on your experience level you may not actually be working at the apex of your edge. Try coloring the very edge with sharpie and give it a few passes to see.
by Carlo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Makoto White #2 210mm gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: WTS: Makoto White #2 210mm gyuto

Sold, thanks all!
by Carlo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Makoto White #2 210mm gyuto - SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Makoto White #2 210mm gyuto - SOLD!

I’m really cutting down now -trying to limit myself to just 1/2 dozen gyutos. This has a little more curvy profile than I find ideal. It’s been sharpened but it’s probably thinner behind the edge than anything else I have. There are a few minor scuffs from sharpening but no other flaws. I do not hav...
by Carlo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work

It’s meant to be a WTB but I’ve only gotten 1 offer so far.

So start ‘em coming?
by Carlo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work

enjay wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Tanaka VG10? 190 x 47 with a no-bolster handle.

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tagy18.html

The petty from the same line at 157 x 34 might be another option

https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tape15.html
Dang! I hadn’t seen that gyuto. Thanks enjay!
by Carlo
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work

Ashi ginga 180 gyuto is killer, only around 40-42 at the heel. Lasery but tough enough in my experience—moreso than takamura for sure. I’d look hard at those. Masashi makes some 150 gyutos, if you can find them in stock, at right around 40mm heel height. Think they were at knifewear, maybe elsewher...
by Carlo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

WTB: 150-200mm tall petty/small gyuto for board work

I’m not completely sure what I’m looking for. Kind of wanting a yo handle. Knives I’ve had that almost fit were the Gihei 165mm tall petty (didn’t like the wide bevel) and the Takamura R2 Migaki 180 gyuto (profile too curved, too much of a laser). I’m open to carbon monosteel or stainless clad carbo...
by Carlo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Stainless Recommendation
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: Stainless Recommendation

You didn't mention a price on this or what size knife you think is best. Many forum members might have a different vision of what subjective words like "higher end" might mean. And while I like 180-195 stuff 210's are much more popular. Tojiro 210 gyuto is at $85 (lower end) and in stock with pages...
by Carlo
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Given known dislike, what should I rule in or out?

FWIW I have 3 very different mid grit stones -a shapton pro 1k, a JNS 800 soaker, and a cerax 1k that I sometimes soak briefly (5-10 min) and sometimes use it more as a splash & go- and the cerax is BY FAR the smoothest. I would almost describe it as “waxy,” however it cuts very fast (though not as ...